The Imo State Police command on Monday, reportedly arrested and paraded a band of hoodlums, armed with guns, matches and other dangerous weapons, masquerading as staff of the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) on a violent protest in Owerri.
The Commissioner for Information , Hon. Declan Emelumba, who was alerted and briefed by the Police on the arrest, parade and findings spoke to journalists that people claiming to be staff of ISOPADEC could arm themselves with guns and matchets says it all, adding they were hired thugs by the opposition who were rattled by the public ovation that greeted the Governor’s successful commissioning of new roads in Owerri on Friday.
“The opposition is smarting from the irredeemable shame the Governments successes is rubbing on their face and they quickly thought of another protest to take the shine out of the increasingly unbeatable trajectory of Governor Uzodimma’s successes story. But luck ran out of luck this time” Emelumba said.
Briefing newsmen in Owerri, the State police commissioner Issack Akinmoyede, said 15 of the hoodlums have been arrested and under more Investigations by the State CID. He also said dangerous weapons were recovered from them.
Akinmoyede said the hoodlums ambushed the Governor’s convoy and succeeded in attacking the cars at the rear and damaged the windscreens of some of them.
Emelumba commended the police Command and urged them to continue their job without fear nor favor.
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